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The University of Nebraska is the public university system in the state of Nebraska, USA. Founded in 1869 with one campus in Lincoln, the system now has four universities and an agricultural college.

Two of its campuses, at Lincoln and Omaha, partner in the Peter Kiewit Institute.

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History

The University of Nebraska was founded in 1869 in Lincoln, Nebraska. For the first 99 years of its existence, the University was synonymous with the Lincoln campus. In 1902, Omaha Medical College became part of the University of Nebraska system. The University reorganized into its present form in 1968 when it took control of the municipal University of Omaha, which became the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Kearney State College, the University of Nebraska at Kearney, became the fourth member of the University of Nebraska system in 1976.

Governance

The President of the University is James B. Milliken, J.D., who succeeded L. Dennis Smith in 2004. Members of the Board of Regents are:

  • Charles Wilson District 1 in the Lincoln area
  • Howard Hawks District 2 in greater Omaha
  • Charles Hassebrook District 3 in northeastern Nebraska
  • Robert Whitehouse District 4 in the Omaha area
  • Jim McClurg District 5 in southeast Nebraska, including part of Lincoln
  • Kent Schroeder District 6 in central Nebraska,
  • Bob Phares District 7 in western Nebraska (Mr. Phares became a regent when former board member Dave Hergert was convicted on impeachment charges for campaign finance violations and removed from office by the Nebraska Supreme Court on July 7, 2006)
  • Randolph Ferlic District 8 in the Omaha area
  • Amber Lewis, representing the students of the University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • Emily Zimmer, representing the students of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
  • Jonathan Henning, representing the students of the University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Alex Williams, representing the students of the University of Nebraska at Omaha

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